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Preview — The Art of Deception by Nora Roberts
The Art of Deception
Adam Haines was an artist visiting the Fairchild mansion to do some undercover digging, and that was a problem for a man who preferred to be straightforward. An even bigger problem was Kirby Fairchild, daughter of the worldfamous painter he'd been sent to investigate. She was part child, part elf, and the most fascinating woman he'd ever encountered.
However, Kirby had a di...more
The gist: Kirby’s father is a famous painter. Adam is a well-known painter. Adam comes to stay in their house for a few weeks. Kirby’s dad does forgeries of famous, classic paintings. It’s fraud, but he’s not a bad guy. Anyway, a Rembrandt painting has been stolen and Adam is there, secretly, to find the Rembrandt. Kirby and Adam fall in love. There are a couple attempts made on Kirby’s life. The whole plot with the Rembrandt is unrav ...more
Forget understanding how love blossomed between the two main characters in less time than it would take you to spell the four letter word, forget your sincere attempts to feel the suspense that the book is trying to create, forget the sense in all the nonsense that fills up the book - once ...more
I find I seem to enjoy Roberts' criminals with a heart of gold a lot, and the banter and odd sort of dramatic gameplaying of the father/daughter duo was fairly enjoyable although I might find it exhausting in real life.
Adam Haines was an artist visiting the Fairchild mansion to do some undercover digging, and that was a problem for a man who preferred to be straightforward. An even bigger problem was Kirby Fairchild, daughter of the world-famous painter he'd been sent to investigate. She was part child, part el...
part elf, and the most fascinating woman he'd ever encountered. She also had a disconcertingly sense of right and wrong. Adam's own code of ethics was much broader. Is this relationship able to develop in spite ...more
Seperti biasa, karakter2 unik selalu ditampilkan NR dalam setiap buku2 yang ditulisnya, dan kadang saya berpikir, bagaimana cara NR melakukan riset sehingga bisa menemukan banyak sekali karakter yang bisa dipergunakannya dalam buku2 yang ditulisnya. Memang bisa s ...more
I did not undestand Adam`s purpose at first. I knew what he wanted to find but not why. His attraction to Kirby (and her for him) was obvious. Though I did not understand her rush to get married!?! It was like, they met and immediately she declared her love for him. The mandatory drama was brought in when Kirby found out about Adam`s agenda.
What bothered me was the cons ...more
Though Kirby's name is really interesting (I think Nora Rob ...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her ...more